What does the word shrill mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Shrilliness.

  • Part of speech: noun


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Sharp and piercing, as a sound.

Usage examples for shrill

  1. Arthur uttered a shrill cry, and Dick burst out laughing. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  2. To tell the truth, he didn't care much for Chirpy's voice, which he considered altogether too shrill. – The Tale of Freddie Firefly by Arthur Scott Bailey
  3. Then, however, her shrill, " Merry Ch'is'mus!" – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various